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Hanabusa Takes First Steps In Run For Honolulu Mayor Eugene Tanner/Civil Beat

Hanabusa Takes First Steps In Run For Honolulu Mayor

UPDATED: The former U.S. congresswoman would be a marquee name in a potentially large field of candidates.

It’s Gabbard’s Home Turf, But Sanders Is Raising More Money From Hawaii Donors Nick Grube/Civil Beat

It’s Gabbard’s Home Turf, But Sanders Is Raising More Money From Hawaii Donors

The Hawaii congresswoman is second and President Donald Trump comes in third, but many of his contributions are too small to be tallied.

Hawaii Democratic Party Chair Leaves To Run AARP Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Democratic Party Chair Leaves To Run AARP

Keali’i Lopez took over running the party last year, winning the election over the progressive’s choice.

Trump Ends Family Reunification Benefit For Filipino WWII Veterans Flickr: Matt Johnson

Trump Ends Family Reunification Benefit For Filipino WWII Veterans

The administration announced it was terminating a program that allowed veterans’ family members to stay in the U.S. while waiting for their green cards to be approved.

Hirono On The Border: ‘I Know How Important It Is To Keep Families Together’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hirono On The Border: ‘I Know How Important It Is To Keep Families Together’

The Hawaii senator talks about her recent trip to Texas to inspect U.S. Border Patrol facilities.

Tulsi Gabbard Attacks Kamala Harris In Presidential Debate Screen shot

Tulsi Gabbard Attacks Kamala Harris In Presidential Debate

The Hawaii congresswoman has yet to qualify for the third round of Democratic debates, which made her performance Wednesday crucial.

Chad Blair: Why Is Tulsi Gabbard Really Suing Google? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Why Is Tulsi Gabbard Really Suing Google?

The Democratic candidate for president says the tech giant violated her free speech rights. But her campaign also points to Google data to show how well she’s doing.

Hawaii Governor Keeps His Official Visitor List Under Wraps Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Governor Keeps His Official Visitor List Under Wraps

David Ige’s office says he does not keep track of his visitors, raising transparency concerns.

Gabbard Has Missed Nearly A Quarter Of House Votes This Year Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Gabbard Has Missed Nearly A Quarter Of House Votes This Year

Those include votes on Friday to fund national defense, curb Trump on Iran and compensate 9/11 victims.

Gabbard Lags Behind Presidential Race Frontrunners In Fundraising Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gabbard Lags Behind Presidential Race Frontrunners In Fundraising

The Hawaii congresswoman raised less money in the second quarter of 2019 than she did in the first part of the year.

Schatz, Hirono Boast Diverse Staffs In US Senate Courtesy of Sen. Mazie Hirono

Schatz, Hirono Boast Diverse Staffs In US Senate

The Hawaii senators hire more Asians or Pacific Islanders and Native American, Hawaiians or Alaskans than any of their peers in the party.

Hawaii Teachers Pose Questions At NEA Presidential Forum Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Teachers Pose Questions At NEA Presidential Forum

Two local teachers saw their questions selected from among about 1,800 submitted in advance for some of the top contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination.

August 2019

Thursday, August 15

Hanabusa Takes First Steps In Run For Honolulu Mayor

Thursday, August 8

It’s Gabbard’s Home Turf, But Sanders Is Raising More Money From Hawaii Donors

Tuesday, August 6

Hawaii Democratic Party Chair Leaves To Run AARP

Friday, August 2

Hirono On The Border: ‘I Know How Important It Is To Keep Families Together’

July 2019

Wednesday, July 31

Tulsi Gabbard Attacks Kamala Harris In Presidential Debate

Thursday, July 25

Chad Blair: Why Is Tulsi Gabbard Really Suing Google?

Thursday, July 18

Hawaii Governor Keeps His Official Visitor List Under Wraps

Tuesday, July 16

Gabbard Has Missed Nearly A Quarter Of House Votes This Year

Monday, July 15

Gabbard Lags Behind Presidential Race Frontrunners In Fundraising

June 2019

Sunday, June 30

Hawaii Teen Tells Politicians: Listen To Us, Or We’ll Vote You Out

Wednesday, June 26

Gabbard Sticks To Her Talking Points In First Presidential Debate

Monday, June 24

Report: Trump Vetted Gabbard For Administration Job

Thursday, June 13

Neal Milner: Hawaii’s Scholars Ought To Be Making Sense Of Its Politics

May 2019

Thursday, May 30

Neal Milner: Why Is Every Legislative Session Shrouded In Political Mystery?

Wednesday, May 29

Case And Schatz Say It’s Not Yet Time To Pursue Impeachment

Wednesday, May 22

Why Are There So Many Candidates For President?

Monday, May 13

Danny De Gracia: Maybe Hirono Should Be A ‘Badass’ On Local Issues Too

Monday, May 6

Danny De Gracia: The Legislature Really Blew It This Year

Friday, May 3

Senate Closes The 2019 Session With Some Sharp Divisions

Airbnb Bill: Where Lawmakers Live Determined How They Voted

Thursday, May 2

Neal Milner: We Are Caught In The Crossfire Surrounding The Mueller Report

April 2019

Tuesday, April 30

Iconic Hawaii Properties Could Soon Pay More Taxes

Hawaii Senate Narrowly Votes To Tax Airbnb Rentals

Chad Blair: Last Chance For The Water Rights Bill

How These Bills Could Help Those With Serious Mental Illness

Why Plans For A New Navy Dry Dock Leave Ship Repair Industry Divided

Monday, April 29

Donovan Dela Cruz Plays Hardball With Foes Of The Airbnb Tax

Friday, April 26

Ed Case: Some PAC Money Is OK As Long As He Knows Where It’s Coming From

Tuesday, April 23

Hawaii Takes Another Step Toward Statewide All-Mail Voting

Indian Americans Are Big Donors To Gabbard Campaign

Denby Fawcett: Tulsi Gabbard Isn’t The First Hawaii Resident To Run For President

Wednesday, April 17

Chad Blair: Why, Tulsi, Why?

Tuesday, April 16

Hawaii Rep. Ed Case Raised 99% Of Campaign Money From PACs

Monday, April 15

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Raises $1.9 Million In Bid For White House

Saturday, April 13

Waters Defeats Ozawa In Honolulu City Council Rematch

Thursday, April 11

Neal Milner: All This Partisan Bickering May Get Bloody

Monday, April 8

Sen. Kai Kahele Says He’s Raised $250,000 To Challenge Tulsi Gabbard

Ed Case’s ‘Talk Story’ Has Aged Well

Thursday, April 4

Waters Leads Ozawa In Money Raised And Spent In City Council Race

Monday, April 1

Schatz Leads Senate Dems On Climate Change: ‘The Crisis Of Our Generation’

March 2019

Friday, March 29

Ige Decides Not To Renominate Two Cabinet Members

Thursday, March 28

Chad Blair: How To Pick A President

Friday, March 22

Political Mailers: Shamelessly Exploiting The News Media

Thursday, March 14

Neal Milner: This Business Genius Will Bomb As A Presidential Contender

Tuesday, March 12

2019 Is Shaping Up As The Year Of Investigation In Congress

Monday, March 11

Finish The Job: Legislators Making Progress On Elections, Government Ethics

Friday, March 1

Gut And Replace Resurfaces At Hawaii Legislature

Tulsi Gabbard’s Financial Disclosures Leave Out Ties To Koch-Funded Think Tank

February 2019

Thursday, February 21

Special Council Election Requires Hundreds Of New Campaign Finance Reports

Monday, February 11

Gabbard Greeted In Iowa By Friendly Crowds And Fierce Weather

Friday, February 8

Hawaii Civics 101: How A Bill Becomes A Law

Thursday, February 7

Neal Milner: Gabbard Lost Her Political Acumen At Just The Wrong Time

Wednesday, February 6

Gabbard Takes Heat On MSNBC Over Russia, Assad

Saturday, February 2

Tulsi Gabbard On Running For President: ‘We Must Fight For The Soul Of Our Country’

Friday, February 1

Tulsi Gabbard Kicks Off 2020 Campaign With $2 Million In The Bank

High Turnover In Gabbard’s Office Preceded ‘Tulsi 2020’ Problems

January 2019

Thursday, January 31

Chad Blair: Do We Really Need A Dan Inouye Day? Or An Obama Ice Cream Shop?

Wednesday, January 30

Gabbard’s Claims Of ‘Religious Bigotry’ Draw Cheers From The Right

Tuesday, January 29

House Speaker: Really, Judges Are My BFFs

Friday, January 25

Supreme Court Invalidates Ozawa-Waters Election Result

Welcome To The Instant Outrage Of Today’s Washington, Mr. Case

Thursday, January 24

9 Things To Know About Tulsi Gabbard

Tulsi Gabbard Formally Launches Presidential Campaign With Video

Monday, January 21

Sen. Kai Kahele Gets A Jump On 2020 In Announcing Congressional Bid

Thursday, January 17

Gabbard Apologizes In Video For Past Statements On Gay Rights

Neal Milner: Why Is Hawaii Afraid To Recount Votes In Close Races?

Wednesday, January 16

Chad Blair: The Incredible Shrinking Tulsi Gabbard

Friday, January 11

Supreme Court To Hear Arguments In Ozawa-Waters Election Challenge

Tulsi Gabbard Running For President In 2020

Trump’s Border Wall Could Imperil $345M Ala Wai Canal Flood Control Project

Wednesday, January 9

Court Rejects LoPresti’s Challenge Of His Loss In Ewa Beach Senate Race

Saturday, January 5

Tulsi Gabbard Is A Rising Progressive Star Despite Her Support For Hindu Nationalists

Friday, January 4

‘I Feel The Energy’: Ed Case Returns To Congress

Thursday, January 3

Chad Blair: Tulsi Gabbard’s Unlikely Path To The Presidency